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13th mandala a 'prayer for the ocean'

Under a welcoming July sun and next to a calm, shimmering strait, community members, artists and travellers from around the world have been turning out to leave their mark on the 13th Roberts Creek community mandala.

New training program for Pender

Pender Harbour finally has the Sprockids mountain bike training program. This winter the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour, introduced Doug Detwiller, creator of Sprockids, to the parents of Madeira Park Elementary School.

Young people seek host families

From Aug. 23 to Nov. 15, the Sunshine Coast will be hosting a group of 18 Canada World Youth (CWY) volunteers from South Africa and Canada. The youth volunteers' three-month stay in the community will be the first stage of a CWY educational program.

Coaster joins super team for fundraiser

Editor's note: Gibsons resident and volunteer firefighter James Ingram is actively fundraising and raising awareness for the Whistler Granfondo bicycle race on Sept. 11 in support of the B.C. Lung Association.

Japanese students to learn English, Canadian culture

Twenty teenaged girls from Japan will be arriving next Friday (July 23) for two weeks of English classes and Canadian culture.

Coast rallies for Kenyan ambulance project

A group of Coast medical professionals has launched fundraising efforts to buy an ambulance for a rural community in Kenya. Gibsons' Dr.

Scouts wrap up a year of adventure

The Sunshine Coast Scouting movement wrapped up a fun and productive year with some well-deserved awards for youth and leaders.

Coasters pull together

On July 1, some 40 people from the Sunshine Coast began their own Pulling Together canoe adventure.

Entrepreneur living out her dream

Roberts Creek entrepreneur Sarah Doherty is seeing her dream become a reality with the launch of SideStix, a special sports crutch she created that is designed to go far.

Project ripens in second year

The Sunshine Coast Fruit Tree Project (SCFTP) is back for its second year and hopes to build on the success of 2009. There were more than 40 fruit tree locations donated and more than 65 volunteer pickers last year.
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